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The Ultimate Buckeye Tailgate

Purdue Boilermakers


Location: West Lafayette, Indiana
Stadium: Ross Aide Stadium
Date/Time: October 14, 12:00pm; Network: FOX-National
Guest Chef: TBD

School Details:

Team Site
Travel and Lodging
Gameday and Parking Info
Tickets/Stadium Chart

Fan Websites:

Hammer and Rails
Old Gold Free Press

Big Ten School Review

The co-founders of CletusFest have attended football games at every Big Ten Stadium. Although each school visit includes great memories, we thought it would be helpful for Buckeye fans to know what they were getting themselves into when considering a Big Ten road trip. Our Rating is based on a Five Point Scale (5 being best):

Overall Rating: ***

Ross-Ade Stadium

Purdue's stadium can get loud, and includes such great features as the big drum and the train whistles after a home team score. All in all, a worthy visit in the Big Ten.


The Boiler fans are ferocious during good years, but jump off the ship very quickly. We have seen the stadium filled with Buckeye fans, but that was a few years ago. During the Joe Tiller years, count on this group to be friendly, but ready to cheer.


There is limited parking around the stadium, but usually the locals will guide you to the lot behind the stadium.

Nightlife/City Atmosphere

Purdue has some decent restaurant/bar choices, most of which are located off of Main Street. Try out The Pub on Union Street.

OSU Football Schedule

Date Opponent Details
09/02/23 @ Indiana W 23-3
09/09/23 Youngstown State W 35-7
09/16/23 Western Kentucky W 63-10
09/23/23 @ Notre Dame W 17-14
10/07/23 Maryland 3:30pm
10/14/23 @ Purdue 12:00pm
10/21/23 Penn State TBA
10/28/23 @ Wisconsin TBA
11/04/23 @ Rutgers TBA
11/11/23 Michigan State 7:30pm
11/18/23 Minnesota TBA
11/25/23 @ scUM 12:00pm

How Firm Thy Friendship


OSU Football Stadium
Tailgate table with alcohol
Tailgate photo of people
Tailgating cars
Tailgate photo of people
Tailgate photo of people

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